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Fancy pampering yourself whilst staying in one of our Northern Lake District Cottages?

Date: 4th October 2013
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Fancy pampering yourself whilst staying in one of our Northern Lake District Cottages, maybe after a long day on the fells or youve just come away to unwind? Then why not get in touch with Greta Brown, a qualified Holistic Massage Therapist and Facialist offering a mobile service throughout the West and Northern Lakes.

Greta thoroughly enjoys being a Holistic Therapist,  and finds it is personally very rewarding to make people look and feel good with my facial treatments, or to relieve stress, anxiety or pain with her therapeutic body massages.

She works with Essential oils, basalt and marble stones, crystals, spices, flowers and herbs. She also has a great affinity with crystals and the Chakra energy centers of the body and often works with them. She also uses crystals to recharge and revitalise people who are going through a stressful time.

Greta offers a wide range of treatments including:

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Fancy pampering yourself whilst staying in one of our Northern Lake District Cottages?

Date: 4th October 2013
Filed under: Things To Do, Top Tips, Uncategorized
Tagged: holistic massage, aromatherapy, pamper weekend, valentines gift

Fancy pampering yourself whilst staying in one of our Northern Lake District Cottages, maybe after a long day on the fells or youve just come away to unwind? Then why not get in touch with Greta Brown, a qualified Holistic Massage Therapist and Facialist offering a mobile service throughout the West and Northern Lakes.

Greta thoroughly enjoys being a Holistic Therapist,  and finds it is personally very rewarding to make people look and feel good with my facial treatments, or to relieve stress, anxiety or pain with her therapeutic body massages.

She works with Essential oils, basalt and marble stones, crystals, spices, flowers and herbs. She also has a great affinity with crystals and the Chakra energy centers of the body and often works with them. She also uses crystals to recharge and revitalise people who are going through a stressful time.

Greta offers a wide range of treatments including:

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Night Owls Babysitting in the South Lakes

Date: 20th May 2013
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On a family holiday in the Lake District and fancy tackling one of the Lake District's Peaks but have little ones so your restricted to pushchair friendly lower level walks? Or perhaps you want to go our for a romantic meal to celebrate a special occasion? Then Night Owls babysitting can provide safe, reliable and friendly babysitting to guests staying in our South Lakes self catering holiday cottages.

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Cumbria Dog Training

Date: 3rd January 2013
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Tagged: cumbria dog training, dog friendly lake district cottages

Witnessing a flock of sheep running frantically from an out of control dog is a distressing sight. And for some pets, it culminates in them being shot, quite legally, by the farmer.

So two years ago, one Cumbrian dog trainer decided to tackle the problem, benefitting owner and farmer alike.

Janet Ardley, owner of Cumbria Dog Training, (http://www.cumbria-dog-training.com ) teamed up with a farming neighbour and devised a training plan that offered something completely different – the chance for owners to bring their dogs into a field of sheep and train them in a controlled manner, to ignore the Herdwicks and Swaledales of this world.

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Goosemire Cottages now on Twitter

Date: 3rd August 2012
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follow us on twitter

Just a very quick blog to let our followers know that Goosemire Cottages is now on Twitter.

If you want to follow us to be notified of special offers, upcoming events etc, or to join the conversation: http://www.twitter.com/goosemire

There is also a live feed on our website's homepage showing the most recent tweets.

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15% OFF ALL SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAY WEEKS (ENDS 1ST SEPTEMBER)

Date: 11th July 2012
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Tagged: 15% off school holiday weeks, discounts, summer sale

Goosemire Cottages are discounting all school holiday weeks! Book now and get 15% off full weeks holidays taken by 1st September. There is also a limited choice of short breaks available.

Unlike a lot of agencies we do not have hidden extras for booking fees, pets, bed linen, cots or highchairs, therefore the price you see is the price you pay for your accommodation, NOT per person (the vast majority of cases heating bills are also included, there are a couple of exceptions where electricity is by £1 coin meter).

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Annual Summer Beer Festival

Date: 10th July 2012
Filed under: Events, Things To Do, Top Tips, Uncategorized
Tagged: annual summer beer festival, beer hall, hawkshead brewery, staveley

The Beer Hall at The Mill Yard in Staveley LA8 9LR, is holding its Annual Summer Beer Festival over the weekend of Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd July 2012.

This is the biggest event of the year held by Hawkshead Brewery and celebrates British craft breweries.

There will be 3 bars and a marque serving over 60 different beers over the weekend, with all cask beers being on handpull from the cellar. There will also be 3 guest ciders from the Pure North brewery which is based in the Holme Valley, Yorkshire and run by Rob the owner of Hideaway Cottage in Staveley. Pure North Cider is pressed by hand and full of anti-oxidants, and can often be cloudy as it is naturally produced from a blend of cider apples picked from their own orchard on site.

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Alpacas at High Winder Cottages near Ullswater

Date: 13th June 2012
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baby alpaca at winder green and winder barn on fells above ullswater

The owners of High Winder Cottages (Little Winder, Winder Ghyll, Winder Barn and Winder Green) have recently acquired a small heard of Alpacas. On 3rd of June a new addition was born.

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Gypsy Caravans handbuilt for Appleby Horse Fair

Date: 29th May 2012
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Back in March I posted a blog about the Appleby Horse Fair which starts on 6th June.

Over the last couple of years my parents neighbour Gary has built the following two Gypsy Caravans by hand. Im sure you will agree the amount of work and attention to detail is phenomenal.

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How Goosemire Cottages got its name

Date: 21st March 2012
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Tagged: bampton, goosemire cottages, haweswater, mardale, witnail and i

Our Business name Goosemire Cottages is derived from Goosemire Farm, part of the picturesque farming settlement of Mardale Green, which was flooded by Haweswater reservoir in 1935.

Originally Haweswater was a small natural lake only about 2 ½ miles long, almost divided in half by Measland. The two stretches of the lake were known as High Water and Low Water. In 1929 Parliament passed an Act allowing The Manchester Corperation permission to build a dam which would raise the water level by 95ft and create a reservoir 4 miles long, so that they could supply water to Manchester and the surrounding areas. At the time there was public uproar as the farming communities of Mardale Green and Measand had to be relocated as the two villages in the Valley would be flooded. The stone from the village church was used in creating the dam, and the bodies from the graveyard exhumed and reburied in nearby Shap. During times of drought if the water level of the reservoir drops low enough the remains of the two villages can still be seen to this day.

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